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English Programs for Internationals


Staying in Status

Maintaining your status means:

  • Fulfilling the purpose for why the Department of State issued you your visa. You came to study and that should be your first priority.
  • Following the regulations associated with that purpose. If you have questions about this, please see Lilian Ortega-Bunch in office 670 of the Close-Hipp Building

While studying in the United States you must:

  • Attend and pass all your classes. If school is too difficult, speak with your DSO immediately.
  • If you believe that you will be unable to complete your program by the end date listed on your Form I-20, talk with your DSO about requesting a possible program extension.
  • You must take a full course of study each term; if you cannot study full-time, contact your DSO immediately.
  • Do not drop a class without first speaking with your DSO.